Russ Richards has spent his entire 45-year legal career at King & Spalding, working deals that have shaped the business landscape in multiple industries and helped companies expand their businesses, both domestically and internationally.

He has represented a diverse group of large institutional and private equity clients, such as Acuity Brands, Brighton Partners, ChoicePoint Inc., Clariant Corp., Hunter Douglas, Oxford Industries, Pinnacle Asset Management, Roper Technology, Seaboard Corp. and WestRock Co. in M&A and joint venture transactions. He also has worked closely with entrepreneurs and founders in the recapitalization or sale of their companies.